The film is based on a cross-cultural love story set in Bihar and Madurai and will see Sara romancing Akshay Kumar and Dhanush in the film. It is reportedly set to different eras.
“While Atrangi Re is primarily a love story set in the heartland, laced with humour, the storytelling is in a zone the filmmaker has not attempted before. The screenplay follows a non-linear narrative of two romances from different timelines running in the parallel,” a source was quoted in a report.
“It’s a double role of sorts for Sara, the idea is to showcase the diverse sides of the actress. Akshay and Dhanush’s characters to have a special trait that separates them from the rest of the cast. Their appearances will be in sync with the way they act and react while a special look is being designed for Akshay,” the source added.
Earlier, there were reports of Akshay Kumar being part of a cameo but director Anand L Rai refuted it and said that Akshay is there for playing a special and important role in the film.
The film’s principal shooting will begin in March with Sara and Dhanush. Akshay will join from mid-April, the report added. It will see a round of shooting in Bihar followed by a stint in Madurai.